The Stockroom, a household-owned and operated workplace provide retailer since 1986, will shut on the finish of the month when the president and co-proprietor of the corporate, Les Moskowitz, modifications gears. It’s one of many final household-run workplaces provide shops in Phoenix, stated Les’ wife, Linda, The Stockroom’s vice president and co-proprietor.
“They have known as me ‘Mrs. Stockroom’ and so they referred to as Les’ Mr. Stockroom,'” Linda stated. “Thirty-three years is a very long time, and our prospects have turn out to be household. After they come into the shop, they know us by title; they know our kids, and now our grandchildren. We all know their households, too. It’s been a neighborhood enterprise.”
The Stockroom first opened on the nook of Seventh Street and Glendale Avenue then moved to its present location — 6201 N. Seventh St. — in 2000 for extra space. Along with promoting workplace provides to their industrial accounts, The Stockroom additionally managed workplace options, transport companies, and a green workplace initiative.
The shop had partnerships with several native organizations, together with Congregation Or Tzion, the Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Free Loan and Habitat for Humanity.
“I’m very pleased with my husband, that he embraced the idea of tikkun olam,” Linda mentioned. “He helped different communities and organizations. Les is so philanthropic, it was unbelievable.”
Though the shop and the six-day work weeks will probably be going away, Mr. Stockroom will nonetheless be working; managing business accounts for Workplace Products & Computer Supplies, a Mesa-based firm. A few of his purchases would be similar, and he’ll be capable of making his schedule, permitting him and Linda time to transition into retirement.
Though Linda and Les will nonetheless be round, The Stockroom shall be missed. Most of the store’s long-time clients took to social networking web site Nextdoor to offer thanks and say farewell.